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Uluru 2 Day Intinerary

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Hello,

My husband and I will be traveling to Uluru in mid-September. We arrive to the Ayers Rock airport around 12:30pm on Day 1, and will leave at 3:30 pm on Day 3. We will not be renting a car, so we may be reliant on some tours.

The number of tours and expense is overwhelming. Since we can't do them all ;-), I'm just looking to find the ones that are right for us.

What we want to do:

Uluru Sunrise

Uluru Sunset

Stargazing

Walk around Uluru base

Maybe something at the Olgas (if have time and can fit it in financially)

I did splurge and booked a Deluxe Rock View Room at the Desert Gardens. Normally, I would try to find the cheapest possible accommodation, but the view sounds spectacular and might be okay to skip a sunrise tour, perhaps? I just think it will be a nice surprise for my husband.

First, do we need to pay for the national park pass when we get there or will it be covered in one of the tours? I seem to recall that it was included, but that may be before I decided to book a hotel and take an actual tour that included accommodations.

I am thinking the first afternoon is going to be time to get acquainted, maybe use that time to explore the resort and the free activities and then do some sort of Sunset Tour. The Sounds of Silence has so many mixed reviews for being so expensive. But then I look at the Uluru Sunset on the Uluru Express at $60pp and think about adding dinner to that and am wondering about the difference in price vs experience. A star-gazing "tour" would be up my husband's alley, too.

Do you recommend the Dessert Awakenings or other Sunrise Tour instead of/in addition to the viewing from our room? We do want to walk the base on our own and I think that may be included in a tour of some sort? Maybe taking the Uluru Express and then the base walk ... and then move on to the Olgas for the afternoon? Or is that too much?

We did find these Uluru Aboriginal Tours as http://www.uluruaboriginaltours.com.au/ "highly recommended" in Lonely Planet for just $45. But they don't list any details on their website. I'm not sure if they would be any different from the free ranger tours.

As you can see, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the choices. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks,

Carrie

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